TT: Almanac

“Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance.”


Walter Benjamin, One-Way Street

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TT: Reading matter

If you haven’t anything better to do, or even if you have, check out the right-hand column, where you’ll find several new Top Five and “Out of the Past” picks and a link to my latest Commentary essay.

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TT: Words to the wise

Pardon my unscheduled return, but I forgot to blog about two imminent events to which I wanted to draw your attention:


– I’m a great fan of Farah Alvin, a smart singer-songwriter who doubles as a stage performer with pipes to burn. The last time I heard her live was in I Love You Because, an off-Broadway musical about which I raved last year in The Wall Street Journal, making special mention of Alvin, whom I called “the best young musical-comedy singer to come along in years.”


Alvin rarely performs in New York nightclubs, but she’s doing a one-nighter on Thursday at the New Leaf Caf

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